A series of events around my 80th birthday in November 2018 took place in the Netherlands, including the premiere of the Sonata for piccolo and piano, which also enjoys a performance in my hometown of Tetbury, UK; and of Peregrination for Reed Quintet (Calefax).

The musicians: Jan Hage (organ), the Calefax Reed Quintet, Ralph van Raat (piano), Ilonka Kolthof (piccolo), Joy Lisney (cello) and myself (piano).

PIANO RECITALS (2018 – 19)

17 November 2018 – Tetbury Goods Shed, Tetbury

                    Chopin – 4 Ballades and 4 Scherzos

17 February 2019 – Orgelpark, Amsterdam

                    Vriend – Liebesträume Nos. 2 and 4


22 July – Jan Hage plays the complete Jets d’Orgue in the Grote of St Bavokerk in Haarlem during the International Haarlem Organ Festival.

25 November – premiere of Peregrination by the Calefax Reed Quintet – Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht.

6 December – Calefax Reed Quintet plays Peregrination in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

9 December – Calefax Reed Quintet plays Peregrination in De Doelen, Rotterdam

14 December – Calefax Reed Quintet plays Peregrination in ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond

16 December – Calefax Reed Quintet plays Peregrination in Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden


26 January – Jan Hage plays the complete Jets d’Orgue in Het Orgelpark, Amsterdam

9 February – Jan Hage plays the complete Jets d’Orgue in the Domkerk, Utrecht

17 February – Ilonka Kolthof and Ralph van Raat give premiere of Sonata for piccolo & piano; Jan Hage plays BachanaliaJan Vriend plays Liebesträume 2 and 4; and Joy Lisney plays Symphonic Dances in Het Orgelpark, Amsterdam.

19 February – piano Masterclass, Amsterdam Conservatory.

15 March – Ilonka Kolthof and Ralph van Raat play Sonata for piccolo & piano in the Goods Shed, Tetbury, UK

13 April – Ilonka Kolthof and Ralph van Raat play Sonata for piccolo & piano in Adams Fluit Festival, Ittervoort, the Netherlands. 

Note – an audio-visual recording of the Sonata will be forthcoming.